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AIM promotes data center incentives priority

Associated Industries of Missouri testified this week before a House and Senate committee in favor of two initiatives to create incentives that will attract data centers to Missouri.

Senate Bill 46, filed by Senator Mike Parson (R-Bolivar), and House Bill 222, filed by Representative Anne Zerr (R-St. Charles) are two bills in a long list of  bills that have been filed over the last five years.

“AIM has been working to pass data center incentives for many years now,” said AIM President Ray McCarty. “According to one of our board members, if Missouri passed this initiative when we first had the chance, Missouri would have been fifth-friendliest state to data centers which provide great jobs. Now, five years later, we won’t be the fifth best, but we still have an opportunity to be high on the list by taking advantage of Missouri’s low energy rates and vast number of caves that house many of these centers.”

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